The-Wizard wrote:welcome to the Mint family forums.... use your girly ways on him and you will soon make a convert
lmintnewb wrote:lol ... nice digitally meeting you too.
Husbands become a closet linux fan huh ? Good ... can't see how that would hurt anybody. As for ubuntu and what they are thinking ... dunno. Thought ubuntu 10.10 was horrid too. The other release of buntu I tried, xubuntu or whichever. Wasn't so much horrid, as bloated and nothing special. Didn't keep it long enough to find out if it was as bug infested as much buntu software gets credited for being.
So doesn't surprise me to find out buntu 11.04 is also not the cats meow. Canna stand ubuntu really. Think it's the most overrated distro of nix in world history. Still scratching my head as to how they managed to amass so much popularity, shrugs. lol ... sorry cannot resist an anti-buntu commentary. LM has the rep of being ubuntu done right and based on limited experience, think they've earned that. More user friendly and seem to care more about quality control where possible. Hope you enjoy the minty experience. Welcome to the LM forums.
AlbertP wrote:Broadcom wireless on Linux is steadily improving; there are some chips that already work right out-of-the-box on Mint 11. But there's still much room for improvement; I still prefer Intel.
AlbertP wrote:If it was solved by blacklisting the acer-wmi, then your Broadcom is not to blame. It's the wireless on/off button that did not work.
It often happens on Acers that the wireless on/off button does not work with Linux, and you have to force the system to ignore that button (unload its module).
mrsfixit wrote:I rest my case about the knowledgeable users here...
I learn something new every day that I use Linux. I like that...
AlbertP wrote:That other Acers are having another on/off button for wireless that works. That's it. You cannot say Acer = Acer just because it looks the same. The inside may be entirely different, and even if the model number is equal there may be differences.
Atheros or Broadcom should not matter when using acer-wmi, though both may cause other problems not related to yours.
AlbertP wrote:The new brcm80211 driver for Broadcom (I think you're using that ?) does not yet support wifi lights. Maybe in a future Mint version it will work better.
Note that the driver is still in 'staging' which means it isn't yet declared stable by the kernel developers. Probably you can fix it by installing the STA driver from Additional Drivers.
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